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Alex is Counsel in the Dispute Resolution team in Guernsey.*

Alex has been practising with Appleby in Guernsey since 2021, having previously worked at a leading international law firm in London since 2012.

Alex has a wide range of dispute resolution experience, dealing with commercial disputes, regulatory enforcement proceedings, contentious insolvency matters and trust-related disputes. These matters have also included the obtaining of emergency injunctive relief, both on notice and ex parte, in Guernsey and abroad.

* admitted in England and Wales

Work Highlights

  • Acting for certain directors to defend claims in the region of USD 1 billion brought by the liquidators of a parent company based in Guernsey.
  • Acting for a fiduciary services provider and individual directors in respect of enforcement proceedings brought by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission, including on Appeal.
  • Acting for the Plaintiffs in a contractual dispute involving claims and counterclaims in the region of USD 50 million.
  • Acting for a liquidator in a successful application for directions under s.426 of the Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008.
  • Advising a fiduciary services provider in relation to certain sanctions.
  • Advising the largest creditor within a liquidation in respect of funding the liquidators to pursue a multi-million dollar claim.
  • Advising a corporate services provider on a multi-jurisdictional employment related dispute, involving the obtaining of ex parte injunctive relief abroad.

Prior experience:

  • Acted for the defendant in Rusnano v CRGF, in connection with proceedings before the Royal Court and Court of Appeal of Guernsey to terminate a Limited Partnership.
  • The preparation of an unfair prejudice petition in respect of a claim amounting to tens of millions of GBP.
  • Successfully intervening on behalf of a class of investors in a Privy Council case: Pearson (Appellant) v Primeo Fund (Respondent) (Cayman Islands) [2017] UKPC 19.
  • Representing an international bank on a liquidation committee in connection with the solvent liquidation of a Madoff-related feeder fund.
  • Acting for defendants in a claim brought by the Madoff Trustee involving claims of up to USD 1bn.
  • Acting for defendants in connection with fraud claims in the region of USD 1 billion arising out of matters in South-East Asia.
  • Acted in a successful challenge of an LCIA Award under s.68 of the Arbitration Act 1996: K and others v P and others [2019] EWHC 589 (comm).


  • Ranked by Who’s Who Legal 2024 as a “Future Leader” for Commercial Litigation in Guernsey – “likely to be [one of] the pre-eminent names of the next generation”.
  • Legal 500 Client testimonials include: “exceptional attention to detail”.
  • Listed as a “Key lawyer” by Legal 500 2024.
  • 2023 Citywealth Future Leaders Awards – Lawyer of the Year IFC – Senior Associate – Silver.

Qualifications & Education

  • University of York – Philosophy and Politics (BA) – First Class Honours
  • College of Law – Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) – First Class Honours
  • College of Law – Legal Practice Course – Distinction
  • College of Law – Graduate Diploma in Law – Distinction

Memberships & Associations

  • Guernsey International Legal Association
  • INSOL International
  • Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts
  • Young Business Group in Guernsey

Exceptional attention to detail.

The Legal 500 2024

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